What’s In A Name? Apparently, A Lot To Do With Your Future Career
If you name your baby John, Paul, George or Ringo, he might just grow up to sport a bowl cut and play pop music.
It’s a hypothetical example, but there’s interesting evidence connecting real names to career choices.
That’s according to baby-naming app Nametrix, which uses data to determine the potential ramifications of any moniker you choose for your newborn.
The team from Verdant Labs began seeing strange patterns in their work.
People with certain names appeared within the same career category many times. Of 2.5 million entries, almost 2 percent of accountants were named Arnold.
Odd, to say the least.
So, Nametrix compiled the information in a colorful infographic meant to show you what names appear most frequently within professions.
Of course, naming your child “Robert” doesn’t automatically predestine him for a life of snipping hair.
Often, names are a reflection of the wishes parents hope for their children.
A father who loves rock ‘n’ roll music will name his child Mick in honor of Rolling Stones superstar Mick Jagger, but he’s also likely to encourage his son to take guitar lessons and form a garage band.
When Mick becomes a musician, it’s not necessarily because of the name, but rather the parents who’ve passed on influencing values and interests.
Did you make the list?
Here’s the full list of names most popular in each profession:
Accountant: Maribel, Charmaine, Kurtis, Mindy, Adele
Biologist: Stuart, Suzanne, Sara, Cheryl, Janet
Car Salesman: Clay, Travis, Pete, Allen, Bob
Drummer: Joey, Mickey, Billy, Chad, Tommy
Electrical Engineer: Harvey, Eugene, Bernard, Edwin, Charles
Farmer: Duane, Marlin, Delbert, Darin, Mavis
Firefighter: Brandon, Darren, Ryan, Jason, Jeremy
Fitness Instructor: Virginia, Rebecca, Julie, Pamela, Karen
Football Coach: Rich, Mike, Bill, Dan, Jim
Football Player: Reggie, Jermaine, Darnell, Quinton, Nate
Geologist: Henry, Frederick, William, Leonard, Hugh
Golfer: Bud, Willie, Tommy, Bobby, Johnny
Graphic Designer: Vanessa, Alison, Diana, Jan, Kurt
Guitarist: Mick, Richie, Trey, Sonny, Buddy
Hair Stylist: Lori, Raymond, Patricia, Susan, Robert
Historian: Herbert, Adrienne, Henry, Emma, Theodore
Insurance Salesman: Dalton, Garrett, Patty, Brent, Clark
Interior Designer: Elise, Marjorie, Martha, Lynne, Bonnie
Journalist: Alastair, Gideon, Hanna, Jonah, Louisa
Judge: Archibald, Lise, Josiah, Clement, Louise
Lawyer: Norton, William, Sanford, Cecily, Augustus
Librarian: Nanette, Margot, Abigail, Johanna, Eleanor
Mechanic: Dave, Patrick, Randy, Fred, Jerry
Meteorologist: Joe, Bill, Scott, Mike, Jeff
Photographer: Zoe, Bruno, Hugo, Annie, Noah
Poet: Celia, Hannah, Edgar, Edmund, Dorothy
Police Officer: Louis, Kevin, Wayne, Kim, Timothy
Rabbi: Chaim, Shlomo, Judah, Meir, Yosef
Race Car Driver: Robbie, Johnny, Bobby, Sebastian, Luigi
Rancher: Boyd, Leland, Leroy, Judy, Roy
Social Worker: Jeannette, Stella, Penelope, Constance, Marsha
Soldier: Zachary, Jacob, Jeremy, Kyle, Joshua
Songwriter: Richie, Mick, Sonny, Benny, Billy
Stuntman: Eddie, Erik, Alex, Ben, Terry
Surgeon: Sherwin, Harris, Barrett, Sanford, Holly
Venture Capitalist: Joanna, Guy, Shawn, Nicholas, Alexander
Veterinarian: Wayne, Sara, Peggy, Tracy, Gene
Waiter: Joshua, Sarah, Amy, Elizabeth, Lisa